Patent Number: 7,711,811

Title: Filtering approach for network system alarms based on lifecycle state

Abstract: A method for creating an updateable report representing the alarm status of a network. The method can comprise tracking the lifecycle state of at least a portion of the elements within the network, categorizing at least a portion of the alarms generated in the network based on the lifecycle state of the elements generating the alarms, and removing selected alarms from an updateable report based on the lifecycle state of the elements generating the alarms. Alternatively, all alarms generated by network elements having a tracked lifecycle state can be categorized based on the lifecycle state of the elements generating the alarms. The alarms removed from the updateable report can include alarms generated by elements with a non-operational lifecycle state, alarms generated by elements with a maintenance lifecycle state, or alarms generated by elements with either the non-operational or the maintenance lifecycle state.

Inventors: Adams; Mark (Overland Park, KS)

Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018